Monday, May 30, 2011

Messing with the wrong Marines 

From a chain email I got a couple of days back (read through to the essential last paragraph)...



By Blogger Foxfier, at Mon May 30, 07:01:00 PM:

Even this can be depressing; read the comments here, starting at #3.  

By Blogger Steve, at Mon May 30, 07:16:00 PM:

Wow. Those marines know how to be fierce. Good for them. I was thinking the SWAT team in Tuscon is lucky the marine they murdered wasn't with his buddies at the time.  

By Anonymous JT, at Mon May 30, 07:50:00 PM:

snopes ... but the idea is a good one. Like the old one about what makes the captain of the football team or head cheerleader cool? (everyone believes). The idea that some scumbag can just commit crime and not have a right thinking person decide against it is what enables scum to make victims of the law abiding.

One story I liked, and I think was legit concerned a 70-ish tourist, ex-marine, or some such serviceman, accosted in a tour group in central america, maybe costa rica. Kicked the assailant's ass but good.

Likewise the futility of our friends in the TSA ... there are a number of true incidents where a would be ruffian came off in a body bag. Some pacifist might whine that the punishment should be meted out by 'law enforcement', I'm cool with the 'tripped on curb' versions ...  

By Blogger Cas, at Mon May 30, 08:04:00 PM:

Not only were the Marines unarmed, they were collecting toys to distribute to kids for Christmas! So, for his charity, Cpl Duggan was stabbed in the back.
I personally think that the injuries suffered by the ass-ailant were probably suffered very quickly, as there were still three Marines left uninjured to deal with him. They did NOT lose control, otherwise he would be dead; they were merely incapacitating him, awaiting the local law enforcement. I also assume that they were busy performing first-aid type buddy care on their comrade, so they had time to think, and get their emotions under control; Marines are trained to think, as well as react.
As the saying goes, “no better friend, no worse enemy” than a US Marine!  

By Blogger Consul-At-Arms, at Mon May 30, 08:38:00 PM:

Ah yes, those treacherously high and dangerous curbs for which Augusta, Georgia, is so famously renowned.  

By Anonymous Mr. Ed, at Mon May 30, 10:39:00 PM:

I hate those curbs. Now that we can see how dangerous they are, isn't there anything we can do? A Federal Curb Safety Program is probably the only way to solve this problem.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon May 30, 10:52:00 PM:

Got to love my old hometown newspaper. Walworth/Lake Geneva Wisconsin.

Can't imagine how that man slipped that hard and broke all those bones, must have been a banana peel on the sidewalk or something, right Sir?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue May 31, 08:48:00 AM:

JT had the right call. SNOPES it.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue May 31, 11:25:00 AM:

I've read two versions. This one and the one I believe to be accurate. Both have most of the same information. The only difference was the thief/knifeman, while captured by the Marines and suffering some injuries from his "fall", they were not the long list of broken bones in the newspaper story shown. Think doctored photo or fake story.

LtCol USMC (Ret) and former SSgt...0311/0369/0302 1958-1991  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue May 31, 01:03:00 PM:

Seconding the skepticism.

You can kill someone with a severe beatdown involving multiple boots in action.

But it's actually hard to break arms and legs, let alone three out of four limbs with an ankle thrown in. Someone beat to such a pulp would probably be dead from the other injuries sustained.  

By Blogger Foxfier, at Tue May 31, 01:09:00 PM:


I thought everyone knew this was a "shouldabeen" story, kind of like the one about the military dog from McChord.

Did everyone else forget the original story?

It was a Best Buy, the guy stabbed in the back is a reservist, the stab wasn't too bad, initial reports were so larconic-- "suspect was held until police arrived" that the jokes practically wrote themselves?  

By Anonymous Spurwing Plover, at Wed Jun 08, 11:26:00 AM:

Just as long as the thug dont hire some sleezie lawyer and sue over this which in such cases the lawyer and his client deserve the gallows and hanged together  

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